What Type Of Shoes Do You Carry In Your Farrier Rig?

Options  % of Farriers
Steel (keg)   96%
Aluminum 65%
Frog support 53%
Heart bars    43%
Egg bars 39%
Wedged heel 37%
Natural Balance 24%
Plastic, synthetic 24%
Titanium 4%
Rubber 2%

— Survey of 2017 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees

If You Take Your Dog To Work, Are They Allowed To Get Out Of The Truck?

Option % of Responding Farriers
Let dog go into the barn 22%
Depends on clients and horses 54%
Leave dog in the truck 24%

— 2012 American Farriers Journal electronic survey among farriers having dogs

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